Florinda always participates in the Weekend Assignment and while I'm not quite sure of the rules, I decided to jump in this week because I really like this topic! Also, my brain is fried and I need some writing prompts!
Here it is:
Weekend Assignment: #281: Who has a greater impact on your decision to go to a movie or watch a tv show, the actors you see on the screen, or the behind the scenes writers, producers and/or directors?
Extra Credit: Who is your favorite actor?
The truth is, the writers, producers, and/or directors probably have the most consistent impact. While I am definitely attached to certain actors and actresses, when I hear a certain creative mind is behind a project I am automatically curious. This is especially true for television. For me, the name Joss Whedon inspires ridiculous loyalty. J.J. Abrams, Rob Thomas, Eric Kripke, Howard Gordon, David Fury, Jane Espenson, Damon Lindelof, Carlton Cuse, Tim Minear, Bryan Fuller....all those names will make me take notice.
I can't think of any favorite directors offhand, but I would probably see anything Sofia Ford Coppola directed. Did you know she is the only American woman to have been nominated for an Oscar for best director? And did you know that only three women have ever been nominated? Hollywood does at times seem quite out of balance.
There are certain actors and actresses I am quite loyal to as well and it usually has to do with them having been in a TV show I loved fiercely. The best example I have is Keri Russell who for the most part has made good choices post-Felicity. But seriously does anyone not absolutely adore her? Kristen Bell, much as I loved Veronica Mars, seems to be gravitating towards those raunchy comedies and Sarah Michelle Gellar has been horribly typecast for B horror movies, it seems.
So my long rambling answer is that the creative minds behind the shows are more likely to grab my attention but yes I will also see some movies for the actors and actresses. I'll probably watch just about anything with Johnny Depp, Will Smith, or Ryan Gosling.
For the extra credit portion of this assignment, I must decline. I haven't got just one.
This was fun!